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Labour of Love

“King Solomon’s ring bore the inscription, ‘All will pass'; by contrast, I want to draw attention to how time in its moral implication is in fact turned back. 499 more words


Blindspot Review: Solaris

Powerful Mysteries

This is the sixth post in my Blindspot review series. I will continue to publish one like it each month for the rest of 2015. 1,101 more words


“What is Art?

Like a declaration of love: the consciousness of our dependence on each other. 

A confession. An unconscious act that none the less reflects the true meaning of life—Love.” 

― Andrei Tarkovsky


Earth (1930)

Russian films of cinema’s early history were commissioned for very particular purposes at the hands of politically charged filmmakers and politically motivated backers. But beneath the usual cacophony of manifestos, propaganda, and revolution, Alexander Dovzhenko’s Earth emerges and may outlive its revolutionary counterparts of this idiosyncratic epoch. 711 more words



In the immortal words of Boney M: “Oh, those Russians…” One can’t help but agree with the sentiment when watching Solaris, a three-hour Soviet sci-fi slog. 309 more words


Video Essay #4

Hey everybody, I made another video essay. This one is a short, spoiler-free analysis of Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1979 film Stalker.

I’d really appreciate any views, likes, or shares that you can spare. 33 more words